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  • Deadline for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments applications approaches

    Farmers and ranchers applying for assistance for 2009 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program, also known as SURE, have until July 29 to submit an application.

    SURE provides crop disaster assistance to eligible producers who have suffered crop production or quality losses. Producers in a secretarial declared county must have suffered at least a 10 percent loss on a crop of economic significance. For those producers not in a secretarial declared county, a total farm production loss of greater than 50 percent must occur.

  • TRH cancer center receives certification

    The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Bluegrass Cellular launches text-only plan for hearing impaired

    Bluegrass Cellular has launched a text-only service plan for customers who, because of a disability, are unable to communicate over a voice network.

    The new service plan is now available and provides text-only access to Bluegrass Cellular's nationwide service network. The new plan will offer unlimited text messaging for $20 per month on select devices. Any voice minutes will be billed at a rate of 10 cents per minute. A certification of disability will be required to be eligible for the text-only service.

  • Blood drive meets goal

    Taylor County Sheriff's Office and the American Red Cross hosted a blood drive Friday at Kroger on East Broadway. More than 25 people donated, which surpassed the goal for the event.

    Sheriff's Deputy William Rice, who spearheaded the drive, said he had set a goal of 15 to 25 donations.

    There were prizes from local businesses given away during the event.

    Rice said he wanted to plan a blood drive because of the need for blood and to help the sheriff's office build rapport with the community.

  • Fire chief gets 'Spirit of the Fourth' award

    The annual Fourth of July Celebration always ends with a bang.

    And this year, the man who has helped ensure residents hear that bang at the annual fireworks show has been honored for his community service.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson was recently named this year's Spirit of the Fourth Award winner.

  • County's districts to change

    Taylor County's magisterial districts will change next year. And, on Friday, magistrates took the first step toward making the change official.

    The Taylor County Reapportionment Commission presented its report to the Taylor Fiscal Court during a special meeting Friday morning.

  • Man charged with raping child

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with raping a little girl.

    George H. Colvin, 40, of 107 Shields Court was arrested at 7 p.m. Wednesday by Kentucky State Trooper David Smith.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Smith arrested Colvin at 200 Nancy St., Apt. 1F, in Greensburg on an active Taylor County arrest warrant.

  • After a delayed opening, campgrounds up to par

    Overcoming the setbacks of April's flooding, Green River Lake authorities have worked to bring the campground up to par for summer festivities.

    Employees of Green River Lake State Park were able to minimize damages from the flood, and the park re-opened to the public on May 20 after being closed for nearly a month. 

  • Resident accused of voyeurism at tanning salon

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with voyeurism after he allegedly watched other people while they were tanning.


    Erin G. Tikkanen, 33, was arrested Friday, July 1 at 11:34 p.m. by Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian.


    According to Tikkanen's arrest warrant, he allegedly stood on top of tanning beds and watched patrons while they were tanning at Tan Shack on South Columbia Avenue on at least three occasions between May 1 and June 18.

  • Resident charged with third DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.


    Justin L. Teel, 26, of 708 Sullivan School Road was arrested at 10:04 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.


    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Sgt. Shannon Wilson stopped Teel for having a broken windshield.
    Records state that Teel smelled of alcohol and had red, glassy eyes. He allegedly failed several field sobriety tests and refused to take a Breathalyzer test and submit blood or urine.